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James II as Duke of Normandy???
« on: August 24, 2005, 04:26:44 PM »
I read that James II, while still Duke of York, was created Duke of Normandy by Louis XIV of France. Doesn anyone know anything about his? Why was James given this title? Did he use if officially? Thanks in advance.  :)
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Re: James II as Duke of Normandy???
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2005, 05:32:27 PM »

I have found this small piece of info on a Jacobite site (http://64.233.183.104/search?q=cache:sluAnsE-jcgJ:www.jacobite.ca/kings/james2.htm+james+ii+duke+normandy&hl=es), but I can't find anymore:


In 1648 James escaped from the Parliamentary forces which would execute his father the following year. James lived the next twelve years in exile in the Low Countries and in France. In 1652 he received a commission in the French Army, and subsequently served in four campaigns under the Vicomte de Turenne. On May 10, 1659, James received the additional English title of "Earl of Ulster". He was created "Duke of Normandy" by King Louis XIV of France, December 31, 1660.

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Re: James II as Duke of Normandy???
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2005, 05:41:35 PM »
Thanks for contributing umigon.  :D
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